Today's News

  • Trim job by city has residents seeing red

    In an effort to save $9,000, Quincy city officials decided to use utility department employees to trim the holly trees on the Courthouse Square this year.

    "I got several calls and people were upset. The Community Redevelopment Agency was trying to save money by going in-house. It's clear we will have to go outside the next time. This is one we learned from this mistake," said Jack McLean, city manager.

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    I not only ate turkey on Thanksgiving Day I was with quite a few turkeys of the human species! Why on earth would a person walk a 5K (3.1 miles) race, when just one half-hour earlier they could have walked or run in a race designed for that very purpose?

  • Girls hoops action sees wins, losses

    The East Gadsden High School girls basketball team scored 31 first half points en route to a 46-31 district defeat of Madison County. 

    LaBrittany McDonald led the Jaguars in scoring with 14 points.  T’Erica Frost and Ashley Blair each added 10 points. The team played in the Florida Georgia Shootout over the weekend and lost to Thomasville High School 69-35.

    The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats dropped their third game of the season to Grace Christian despite leading 17-13 after the first quarter. 

  • Church News

    • New Hope MB Church will sponsor a benefit program for Katrine McSwain Dec. 6 at 3 p.m.

    • Trust God Ministries will host a winter revival through Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

    • House of Comfort and Refuge Ministries will host Men’s Day Dec. 5. A gospel concert will begin at 7:30 featuring local talent. The “men of valor” will coordinate Sunday morning at 11 a.m., with guest speaker Charles Smith speaking at 3:30 p.m. The church is located at 8 Sweet St. in Havana. Call 539-3434 for more information.

  • McLendon, Hayford to wed

    Paul and Connie McLendon of Quincy and Tom and Vicki Hayford of Bonifay are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Carrie Marie McLendon and Harold Jason Hayford.

    The wedding is set for Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. at the home of Earl and Faye Dawkins. No invitations will be sent and all are invited to attend

  • Edwards concert to benefit Havana Relay for Life

    Quincy native Craig Edwards will be in concert at Tallavana Community Church Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. to benefit the Havana Relay for Life – and he said supporting this cause is something near and dear to his heart.

    “I lost my uncle last year to cancer, and I have friends right now who have it,” he said, adding that the community should come out and support the American Cancer Society, the Relay and anyone they know who has cancer.

  • Crist makes it official: Garner is in

    UPDATED 11.11.09

    Gov. Charlie Crist reconfirmed his appointment of Quincy native Kathy Garner as Gadsden county judge Nov. 10.

    Crist appointed Garner to fill the seat vacated by county judge Stewart Parsons on Oct. 27. Parsons, who turns 70 this month, is required by law to step down because of age limits. Less than 24 hours after the appointment was announced, Crist put the appointment on hold.

  • Tell us your best, worst Thanksgiving memories

    A lot of young wives have been there. You plan to make your first Thanksgiving as a newlywed memorable by roasting a turkey to perfection and serving all the holiday favorites. You’ve invited the in-laws and you’ve set the table with all of your wedding china.

    And then you burn the bird.

    The Times is looking for humorous Thanksgiving disaster stories – and it doesn’t even have to be about your first one as a wife.

    We’re also looking for stories about your best Thanksgiving ever...tell us your favorite memories and traditions.

  • Mentoring program still seeking adults to help local students

    The fledgling mentoring  initiative in the Gadsden County School District is off and running – but more mentors are needed.

    Originally the brain-child of Erica Starling, director of personnel and staff development for the district, the program began as a way to prevent the more than 300 students at Carter-Parramore Academy from feeling separated from the rest of the district’s students and to enable them to return to their own schools and be academically successful.

  • County attorney chastises TDC; Tells council proper notice must be given

    County attorney Deborah Minnis told members of the Gadsden County Tourist Development Council during their regular meeting Monday afternoon that announcing a meeting will be continued does not constitute proper public notice.

    Meetings such as the ones conducted by the TDC operate as an arm of the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners and, as such, are bound by the rules and regulations as those that govern all meetings under the state's Sunshine Law, she said.